Do you want to see pain? Do you want to see despair? Do you want to see a bunch of grown men on the verge of tears? Then turn on the NCAA Tournament Selection Show later today and watch what happens when a handful of teams fail to make it to the Big Dance. Admittedly, a lot of them don't deserve to go dancing after the so-so regular seasons that they finished earlier this month. But still, you have to feel for guys who work so hard to make the most of March Madness and come up just short.
You also have to feel for a guy like Joel Embiid. He worked tirelessly all season long to help the Kansas Jayhawks earn a No. 1 seed in the tournament. But early this past week, he was informed of the fact that he has a stress fracture in his back, which is why he's struggled with back pain for more than a month now. And unfortunately, barring a miracle, he's not going to get the chance to take part in at least the first two NCAA Tournament games for the Jayhawks. And there's a realistic chance that he won't get to play at all during the tournament if the aggressive rehab that he's undergoing on his back right now doesn't go well.
Embiid isn't the only person you have to feel for this week, either. Outside of the college basketball world, there were quite a few other folks who had rough weeks as well. Just check out our list of the 10 Sports People Who Had a Worse Week Than You.